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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 131-138

Recent trends in prevention of oral cancer


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Muslim Education Society Dental College, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, Muslim Education Society Dental College, Kerala, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Muslim Education Society Dental College, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Ummar Mangalath
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Muslim Education Society Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Palachode, Malappuram 679 338, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.149018

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Oral cancers often occurs out of long standing potentially malignant lesions and conditions so called premalignant lesions and conditions. Oral precancer is a intermediate state with increased cancer rate which can be recognized and treated obviously with much better prognosis than a full blown malignancy. Oral cancer risk can be lowered or even prevented by simply understanding basic oral hygiene, different bacteria found in the mouth, and how diet influences oral cancers. Currently, research is being done on the relationship between diet and oral cancer. Oral cancer is a very serious disease that can be prevented. Practicing good oral hygiene is key to help keep the oral cavity clean. Limiting the use of tobacco and alcohol products is also important because these are the causes of most oral cancers. Lastly, eating a well balanced diet that has protective affects can reduce the risk of oral cancer. This includes a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and fish and low in high fat and cholesterol meats, rice, and refined grains.


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